Our One-off Opal Three Stone Necklace is perfect for everyday wear or special occasions.
At Silver Scene we love to be different and that's why we have created our 'One-off' range, unique pieces of jewellery for unique people.
This necklace features three, beautiful, free-form, dark blue, Australian Opal doublets, in simple Sterling Silver settings. As a finishing touch, a small, free-form, Australian Opal doublet decorates the end of the extension chain.
This necklace is adjustable and can be worn in lengths 16" to 18", giving you peace of mind when buying as a gift.
Each opal is completely unique showing off different colours and patterns as the light hits them, like little galaxies trapped in stones you could easily get lost in them for hours. These particular Opals are full of fire and sparkle, making this necklace an extra special piece.
Opal is the birthstone for October making this necklace the perfect gift for October birthdays or for women with a love for the colour blue.
An elegant and delicate design, this necklace will perfectly complement any special outfit.
Perfect as a special gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself.
All Silver Scene jewellery comes lovingly packaged in a gift box.
This piece has been ethically designed and made by hand by Silver Scene Ltd in our workshops in Bali, Indonesia. It is an exclusive Silver Scene design and is limited to one piece only.
Australian Opal Doublets set in Sterling Silver, keep clean with an anti-tarnish cloth.
Please be aware that opals are delicate stones that can break when knocked against a hard surface. Prolonged exposure to water can also damage them so it is always advisable to take off any opal jewellery before showering or bathing.
About the stone
Opal is the birthstone for October.
Australia produces 95% of the worlds opals. It is not known exactly how opal is formed, but many believe it is formed when water from rain seeps down into crevasses in the rock. Once the water evaporates, the silica that is left behind dries out and hardens into precious opal.
The ancient Greeks believed that opals were formed from the tears of joy wept by Zeus when he defeated the titans, and that the opal bestowed prophetic powers.
Most civilizations see opal as a lucky stone. In the Middle Ages, it was considered that it could provide great luck as it carried all the virtues of each gemstone whose colour was represented in the opal. Following the publication of Sir Walter Scott’s ‘Anne of Geierstein’ in 1829, opal acquired a less popular reputation. In Scott’s novel, the Baroness of Arnheim wears an opal talisman with supernatural powers. When a drop of holy water falls on the talisman, the opal turns into a colourless stone and the Baroness dies soon after. Due to the popularity of this novel, people began to associate opals with bad luck and death and within a year of the novel being published, the sale of opals in Europe had dropped by 50%.
Opals have always been associated with love and passion, it is a seductive stone that intensifies emotions and releases inhibitions. It is believed to stimulate originality and creativity. Wearing opal is said to bring loyalty, faithfulness and spontaneity.
Necklace length 16"-18".
At widest points, Opals 1.6 cm x 0.7 cm approx.
Necklace pictured is necklace sold.